If you're planning to try something new with your girlfriends or your beau this weekend, we recommend a round of drinks at ABV (short for Alcohol by Volume). This speakeasy bar, owned by Lee Watson and Patrick Cuartero, is a cozy place for a bubbly night cap. But here's the catch: you need a password to get through the hidden door in the Lazy Bastard (the burger joint), then you'll have to take an antique shaft elevator before finally entering the 1920s-inspired pub.
We asked the boys of ABV for their recommended drinks. Below, a list of cocktails fit for the #ImAPreviewGirl:
Gin Basil Smash, P350
"Refreshing yet vegetal and something you've never had before."—Pat
Whiskey Sour, P300
"Egg whites make it more subtle and balanced."—Ken
…And Everything Nice, P420
"It's sweet and sour…and everything nice."—Ken
ABV is located at Basement, 22 Jupiter St., Makati. Open daily from 5 p.m. onwards.
Main image photographed by Paolo Pineda from Preview File.
Cocktails photographed by Sam Lim.
Read the rest of the feature in our September issue here.